Friday, 24 February 2012

Fallen and Christian morality

Sad article here - "The Eric Joyce case shows that MPs are human too – believe it or not"

On the one hand, it's true that we get the leaders we deserve. They will reflect society at large.

But Dan Hodges says something that goes further than that - he says we shouldn't expect our leaders to observe higher standards; that we should not hold them to higher standards.

The Bible says something different when it speaks to Christians. "Be holy, as I, the LORD your God am holy". "Be imitators of me, as I also imitate Christ". No excuses for moral failure - but a loving Saviour who forgives us when we confess and ask for his mercy; and a gracious gift of the Holy Spirit to make true moral change a reality.

In fallen human morality, you eventually have to fall back on saying, "well, none of us as perfect - these things happen, ah well, move along...". With the gospel, there is hope - a risen Christ performs works of wonders.

1 comment:

Ned Kelly said...

I assume that Dan Hodges never complains about the poor quality of leadership we are seeing across the world, as all leaders are simply human. The fight Down Under between Julia Gillard and Kevin Rudd is entirely excusable - they are simply being human. The digusting and vile attacks upon one another by the Republican US Presidential candidates is just boys being boys, entirely understandable.
Well I, for one, do demand a higher standard of leaders, because that is what entitles them to be leaders. Otherwise we will just continue this downward spiral into depravity, because so many are looking down, not up, and as every experienced motorcyclist knows, you go where you look.